Crossmint Launches TinTin NFT Collection
Blockchain infrastructure startup Crossmint partnered with arteQ to launch a Tintin NFT collection, based on the comics by the same name. Also involved in the project is Tintinimaginatio, a newly formed company charged with protecting and promoting the Tintin legacy.
The Tintin NFT collection features the illustration “The Blue Lotus” created by the comic Tintin creator Herge in 1930 and which was auctioned in early 2021 for $2.8 million.
The NFT collection comprises two variants of “The Blue Lotus” NFTs which is a limited edition print work consisting of just 777 copies as well as a purely digital non-fungible token that is also available in a limited edition version comprising 1,777 pieces.
Each Tintin NFT has unique features such as geographic coordinates of Tintin’s travel locations and will unlock utilities that include early access to new versions of “The Blue Lotus” comic book before publishing as well as exclusive passes to the Hergé museum.
Buying “The Blue Lotus” Tintin NFTs also earns you a digital brochure on Hergé’s work that has been exclusively created by Hergéologist Philippe Goddin.
The digital brochure offers an in-depth look into the creation of the Tintin comic series and Hergé’s artistic vision that inspired the series.
You can purchase “The Blue Lotus” NFT collection now via the Digital Tintin website. The website offers a credit card payment option. Crossmint integrated its credit card checkout solution to help drive the adoption of Web3 by non-crypto native users and help propel Web 3 technology toward mainstream adoption.
Tokenizing up a popular comic such as Tintin will definitely capture the attention of traditional comic fans and might go some way in bridging the gap between the traditional comic world and Web 3. Many comics are currently being translated into NFTs and comic artists have been at the forefront in embracing the technology. Crossmint says it offers an easy-to-use checkout solution that will also appeal to mainstream users and is committed to eliminating the complexities of cryptos for all players, including users and companies. Crossmint sees NFTs as the ”future of art” and its partnership with Tintin affords it the opportunity to bring their Web 3 vision to fruition and allow new consumers to own NFTs.
arteQ, which partnered with Crossmint in the project, offers consultation, tech support as well as strategic marketing for blockchain technology concerns. arteQ has already been involved in the launch of a number of NFT projects such as “The Kiss NFT Collection” by Gustav Klimt – Official Museum Edition of the Belvedere.
The collaboration between arteQ and Crossmint now affords many Tintin fans the opportunity to get a rare piece of the Tintin comic cult via an NFT. Each of the NFTs will carry its own utilities and is a rare one-of-a-kind collectible.